Originally Posted by Wizziwig
Did you notice any of the color flashing or fringing reported by others with the DFI modes?
Yes to both.
Joe will chime in if he disagrees, but at the time, we both thought that: Color fringing is much less on mode 2 than on mode 1. Mode 2 is overall better than mode 1. Unfortunately, Mode 2 is dimmer than mode 1.
We spent a bit of time using the FPD benchmark disk and looking at motion on the girl in hammock pattern and the girl on a swing pattern. This is a 1080i disk.
With all CMD modes off, the RS40 is better than the RS20 because there is no longer much, if any, motion induced contouring. That is not to say it looked good. It was just better than the RS20. On mode 1, the red/green fringing was obvious, particularly on the girl's nose in the hammock clip. I have to say that even with the fringing, it looked tons better than with no CMD mode on. I don't know for sure because we did not watch much real material at the time, but I think I might accept the fringing as the price for better motion on sports. Mode 2 was better but not as bright. So, we have choices to make about which compromise is best. No perfect options, unfortunately. I don't care for frame interpolation at all and would not use it.
It takes time to cycle through each of the CMD modes. This makes a direct comparison difficult.
I am not sure that I would use DFI for 24p content. Flickering was pretty bad, but I think at that point we had focused on mode 2. Mode 1 might be better. I might try to sit through a whole movie with DFI and see if I get used to it.